This is the first film ever copywrited (1894) and is only 48 frames long. It's a shot of Edison labratory worker Fred Ott performing his comic sneeze. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: stock footage, sneeze, fred ott, thomas edison company
Horse drawn fire engines and other equipment rush to a fire in Albany, New York, 1901. A policeman tries to hold onlooker back, but some run across the road. Scene ends with a man on a bicycle peddling furiously to keep up with the fire fighters. Partially restored. Topics: Stock footage, horse drawn fire engines, fire fighters, Thomas Edison, Albany NY
Shooting the chutes at Coney Island, New York, in 1896. From a paper print in the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Stock footage, standard 4:3, historic, 1896, amusement park, coney island, chutes, Thomas Edison
This "racy" scene is from the New York stage comedy, "The Widow Jones," in which May Irwin and John Rice starred. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York World newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896. The Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division Rights information here:... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: stock footage, historic, 1896, Rice, John, Irwin, May (1862-1938), early cinema, Thomas Edison,...